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July 22, 2017

Newcastle sign Manquillo on 3-year contract from Atletico

London, July 22: English football club Newcastle United announced on Friday the signing of Spanish Javier Manquillo on a three-year contract from Atletico Madrid.Recently promoted to the English Premier League (EPL), Newcastle said on its website that Manquillo has joined his new teammates, without giving any further details about the deal, reports Efe. The 23-year-old Manquillo told his new club's account on Twitter "Some things are just better in black and white". Manquillo, who started his career at…

El Classico dates out as La Liga announces 2017-2018 fixtures

Madrid, July 22: Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Barcelona have already learned the dates of El Classico, as La Liga announced the 2017-2018 fixtures on Friday.Real Madrid, the defending champions are set to face their eternal rivals Barcelona, who won the Spanish Cup last campaign, on December 20 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, and on May 6 at Camp Nou, reports Efe. The record 12-times UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid are set to play derbys against Atletico Madrid on November 19 on the road, before they…

Spanish PM receives Garbine Muguruza

Madrid, July 22: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy congratulated the country's tennis player Garbine Muguruza in an official reception on Friday for winning the Wimbledon Grand Slam title.Muguruza was received at the Palace of Moncloa by Rajoy, who talked with the Caracas-born tennis player about the details of her win over American Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final, reports Efe. On July 15, Muguruza became the second female Spanish player to claim victory at the All England club after Conchita Martinez,…

Spanish football chief sent to prison

Madrid, July 22: Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), was denied bail and sent to prison by the judge investigating corruption allegations against him.Villar entered the Soto del Real prison at around 9 p.m. local time on Thursday, while his son, Gorka and the president of the Tenerife Federation, Juan Padron were also denied bail and jailed pending trial, reports Xinhua news agency. A fourth person arrested in the operation, Ramon Hernandez-Baussau, was granted bail of 100,000…

Cunha wins 3rd women’s Open Water 25km title at World Championships

Balatonfured (Hungary), July 22: Brazilian swimmer Ana Marcela Cunha clinched the Women's Open Water 25 kilometers at the FINA World Championships here on Friday.The 2011 and 2015 world champion Cunha recorded 5:21:58, just two seconds ahead of Dutch Sharon Van Rouwendaal, the 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the women's 10 kilometers, reports Efe. Italian Arianna Bridi completed the podium with 5:22:08, ahead of her compatriot Martina Grimaldi who came in fourth place. This is the third medal for Cunha at the…
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